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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56215
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:13-FEB-2003
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 68-10930
MSN: 65-259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ali Al Salem, Kuwait -   Kuwait
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Badly damaged crew misjudged night landing in brownout conditions. Six crew and eleven special forces personnel minor injurd. Nosewheel pushed into the fuselage, damaging the flying controls. Main rotor blades struck the ground and tail partially separated.

Sources:

AFM FEB 2004

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

30 Oct 1970 157133 United States Marine Corps (USMC) 2 Quang Nam Province, S.Vietnam w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Aug-2012 09:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2013 16:31 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Damage, Narrative]
18-Apr-2021 15:56 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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